We are pleased to announce that the first stage of the major £900,000 project at Manchester Crematorium, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, has now been handed over. Following the completion of some minor outstanding work, the office block has been successfully handed over. The crematorium has sourced new furniture and was able to start to operate from the new facilities during the week beginning 13th January.
Now that this crucial part of the project has been completed, it means that the existing building can now be demolished. This will leave the site clear for the creation of the brand new car park. This will see all phases of the project completed by early March.
The new-build office is the centrepiece of the project. High-end materials have been utilised for this work, including a Green Roof System, Portland Stone and Bronzed Aluminium Glazing. These top specification items have helped to ensure a stunning overall look for the project.
B&E Boys have plenty of experience of managing complex projects and ensuring that disruption is kept to an absolute minimum, so that the day-to-day running of businesses or educational institutions can continue unaffected and with complete safety for all concerned.
This was certainly the case with the Manchester Crematorium project. The new office block has been constructed within the existing car park. What’s more, all the adjacent buildings and communal areas of the crematorium grounds have remained open and in full use by both staff of the crematorium and the general public.
Given the sensitive nature of the setting and its purpose, it has been especially important to ensure that the day-to-day business of the crematorium has been able to continue whilst the works have been in progress.
In addition to the office build, a variety of drainage and external works have also been successfully completed. This all means that the final stage of the project is now all set to commence. The original office accommodation will be demolished with additional car parking spaces being created in its place.
Manchester Crematorium is a well-known landmark situated to the south of the city centre. It was established in 1892 and is the second oldest crematorium in the whole country.
It should not be underestimated just how important Manchester Crematorium has become for the local community and people who live in the city. The crematorium is justifiably proud to have provided a great deal of comfort, sympathy and support over the years for those dealing with grief and bereavement.
At one of the most challenging and difficult times that families face, the ability to give loved ones a fitting send-off is crucial. Similarly, over the years people take great comfort in having a special place of memorial and remembrance that can be visited. Manchester Crematorium is fortunate to be able to offer various spaces, such as the Scroll Room, where people can spend time in prayer and remembrance.